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June 2015

It's About Time! 

We all get the same amount of time each day, 24 hours. The decisions you make about how to use it and the tools you use to manage it determine how effectively you'll use your time.

This month we're sharing strategies for making better decisions for how you use your time and tools to help you manage time. When finding the right strategy or tool for you, it's helpful to be aware of your tendencies. Common tendencies include:

  • You underestimate time - You regularly underestimate the amount of time it will take to complete a project or task. You often try to fit in just one more thing before a deadline. All of this creates stress as you then have to rush to finish or become unable to finish and become late.
  • You have time sucks - Time sucks are the activities that reel you in and cause you to loose track of time. Common time sucks often have screens and are things like social media, video games or Netflix binging. It's okay to enjoy these activities. It's important to monitor and manage them when they distract you from getting the important things done.
  • You make too many commitments - This means not having enough time to do all of the things you've agreed to. This creates stress and reduces the amount of time you have to take care of yourself and perhaps other priorities. Over committing also means not having a good perspective and focus on what's important.
Below are tools and strategies you can start using today to better estimate and plan your time, manage the things that act as time sucks in you life and make better decisions for what's important in your work and life.

Improve your Time Management Skills

It has happened to everybody. You get finished with the day and realize that half the things on your to-do list for the day aren't complete, adding to what you need to do tomorrow. Instead of wishing you had more hours in the day, you need a better way to manage your time so that you can accomplish what you need to do and still have time for the thing you want to do...Keep Reading

Make Time for Your Free Consultation

Simply Placed clients often say the time they spent learning how to get organized to live and work more effectively has been the best investment of time they've ever made. Take advantage of our free consultation to see how we can help you waste less time and get more done. Schedule your appointment now!

Stay on Task with a Timer

Timers can help you keep track of time as you do an activity. They can motivate you to take action just as a shot clock keeps the action going in a basketball game. Timers can also help you maintain focus on a task. Learn more about how timers can help you manage time.

Use the Word "No" as a Time Management Strategy

It can be hard to say no to a friend, a coworker or a client and yet it's impossible to say yes to every request and have time to get it all done. Developing skill at saying no helps ease the discomfort, improves your relationships with people and helps you better manage your time and align your activities with your priorities. Learn More.

Save Hours of Time with This Tip

If it will take less than 2 minutes, do it now! 

Putting off these types of short tasks today creates hours of work in the future. At some point you'll have to catch up on all of these tasks and it will be much more time-consuming and tedious than if you had simply done the work in the moment.

Make Better Use of Your Time at Work This Summer

For many businesses the summer season brings a different pace to the office. Eager to get out and enjoy the weather, spend time with kids or take vacation, we seek ways to get our work done faster. For some companies, the summer months also bring a slow down of business. This can be an optimal time to employ some strategies that will both help you get out of the office earlier and help you get organized and prepared for when business picks up again... Keep Reading

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